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1. WO2011017653 - FACIAL RECOGNITION WITH SOCIAL NETWORK AIDING

Publication Number WO/2011/017653
Publication Date 10.02.2011
International Application No. PCT/US2010/044771
International Filing Date 06.08.2010
IPC
G06F 17/30 2006.01
GPHYSICS
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30Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
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06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
9Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
CPC
G06F 16/24578
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06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
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16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
20of structured data, e.g. relational data
24Querying
245Query processing
2457with adaptation to user needs
24578using ranking
G06F 16/532
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06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
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16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
50of still image data
53Querying
532Query formulation, e.g. graphical querying
G06F 16/5838
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
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16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
50of still image data
58Retrieval characterised by using metadata, e.g. metadata not derived from the content or metadata generated manually
583using metadata automatically derived from the content
5838using colour
G06F 16/5866
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06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
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16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
50of still image data
58Retrieval characterised by using metadata, e.g. metadata not derived from the content or metadata generated manually
5866using information manually generated, e.g. tags, keywords, comments, manually generated location and time information
G06F 16/9535
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06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
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16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
90Details of database functions independent of the retrieved data types
95Retrieval from the web
953Querying, e.g. by the use of web search engines
9535Search customisation based on user profiles and personalisation
G06K 9/00288
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
9Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
00221Acquiring or recognising human faces, facial parts, facial sketches, facial expressions
00288Classification, e.g. identification
Applicants
  • GOOGLE INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • PETROU, David [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • RABINOVICH, Andrew [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • ADAM, Hartwig [DE]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • PETROU, David
  • RABINOVICH, Andrew
  • ADAM, Hartwig
Agents
  • WILLIAMS, Gary, S.
Priority Data
12/851,47305.08.2010US
61/232,39707.08.2009US
61/370,78404.08.2010US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) FACIAL RECOGNITION WITH SOCIAL NETWORK AIDING
(FR) RECONNAISSANCE FACIALE AVEC ASSISTANCE DE RÉSEAU SOCIAL
Abstract
(EN)
A facial recognition search system identifies one or more likely names (or other personal identifiers) corresponding to the facial image(s) in a query as follows. After receiving the visual query with one or more facial images, the system identifies images that potentially match the respective facial image in accordance with visual similarity criteria. Then one or more persons associated with the potential images are identified. For each identified person, person-specific data comprising metrics of social connectivity to the requester are retrieved from a plurality of applications such as communications applications, social networking applications, calendar applications, and collaborative applications. An ordered list of persons is then generated by ranking the identified persons in accordance with at least metrics of visual similarity between the respective facial image and the potential image matches and with the social connection metrics. Finally, at least one person identifier from the list is sent to the requester.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne un système de recherche à reconnaissance faciale qui identifie un ou plusieurs noms possibles (ou autres identifiants personnels) correspondant à l'image ou aux images faciales d'une requête, comme suit. Après avoir reçu la requête visuelle contenant une ou plusieurs images faciales, le système identifie des images qui pourraient éventuellement correspondre à l'image faciale respective selon des critères de similarité visuelle. Ensuite, une ou plusieurs personnes associées aux images potentielles sont identifiées. Pour chaque personne identifiée, des données spécifiques à la personne comprenant des métriques de connectivité sociale par rapport au demandeur, sont récupérées d'une pluralité d'applications, telles que des applications de communication, des applications de réseautage social, des applications de calendrier, et des applications collaboratives. Une liste classée de personnes est ensuite générée en classant les personnes identifiées selon au moins des métriques de similarité visuelle entre l'image faciale respective et les correspondances d'images potentielles et les métriques de connexion sociale. Enfin, au moins un identifiant de la liste est envoyé au demandeur.
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